Stories about Sri Lanka from June, 2009
Sri Lanka: No To Beef
Sri Lankan blog Scourge comments on a poster that advocates how cruel it is to slaughter a cow and for that we should refrain from eating beef: “how you can be so concerned about cows and not at all concerned about a human life!”
Sri Lanka: Post War Politics
Dayan Jayatilleka at Groundviews discusses about the politics of the post war Sri Lanka.
South Asia: The World Is Poorer Without MJ
Millions of fans across the world are mourning the sudden death of Michael Jackson, the king of pop, and remembering how his music was associated with their growth. South Asian bloggers are also chiming in with their reactions.
Sri Lanka: State of The Civilians In Vanni
Rohini Hensman from Sri Lanka asks “why are the Vanni civilians still being held hostage?”
Sri Lanka: Enigma of Prabhakaran and the Tamil Tigers
Muttukrishna Sarvananthan at Groundviews discusses the enigma of Prabhakaran and the Tamil Tigers which pricks the conscience of many Sri Lankan Tamils.
Sri Lanka: The Economist Magazine Censored?
ICT For Peacebuilding (ICT4Peace) reports that the shipment of the recent edition of the Economist magazine has been held up by Sri Lankan Customs Authority and possibly this article is the reason.
Sri Lanka: Words & Images From IDP Camps
The Humanitarian Chronicle publishes a report from an anonymous writer who visited some camps for internally displaced people (IDPs) in northern Sri Lanka. Accompanying with these pictures the author portrays the grief and lack of hope of the IDPs.
Sri Lanka: Papaya Juice – A Cure for Dengue
Sandun Fernando writes: “You may have heard this elsewhere but if not, I am glad to inform you that papaya juice is a natural cure for dengue fever. “
Sri Lanka: A Virtual Eelam For Tamils
Indi.ca informs that “TamilNet is calling for a virtual reality Eelam for the Tamils, independent of any land” and comments whether this is logical in any way.
Sri Lanka: A Suppressed Nation
Access to many Sri Lankan IDP camps are still limited to the international journalists and aid workers and the information are suppressed. So it is hard to hear the voices from these IDP camps. Regini David, a human rights, women and workers' rights activist, has been working with vulnerable people for the past 23 years. In her blog, ‘Unheard Voices‘, she has started writing about the very unheard voices from Sri Lanka, voices of the people she worked with.
Sri Lanka: More Journalists Harassed
Chitrangi informs that the Sri Lankan police arrested and interrogated another journalist who provided the initial information about journalist Poddala Jayantha’s abduction.
Sri Lanka: Politics of Humanitarianism
Darini Rajasingham Senanayake at Groundviews discusses the aid game and the politics of humanitarianism is Sri Lanka's context.
Sri Lanka: Report From The IDP Camps
Indi.ca recently returned from Vavuniya, the biggest town in the Wanni district of Sri Lanka and temporary refuge to approximately 300,000 IDPs. The blogger reports: “My overall impression after talking to people there is that the humanitarian needs are being addressed, but the human ones are not. Specifically, families are...